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Becky Hunkins, daughter of Art and Culture Center founder, dies at age 93


The Center was saddened to learn of the passing of Rebecca “Becky” Hunkins on Oct. 23, 2021 in Hollywood. Becky was the daughter of Eleanor Magee, a retired music teacher from Pennsylvania who was the inspiration behind the opening of the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood in 1975.


Born in 1928 in Fairview, Penn., Becky was a resident of Hollywood when Eleanor chaired the City’s Art and Culture Committee. She spearheaded a group that identified the Center’s original location, at 1301 S. Ocean Drive, as a viable arts center.